Charges against a San Francisco chef were all cooked up by police, a jury decided this week.Police arrested Matthew Martinez, 28, on Oct. 6 after an undercover officer posing as a drunk asked him to buy a cigarette, according to the Public Defender’s Office.
Two people delivering Chinese food on 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue were robbed by three men in their 20s Thursday night, police said.The victims, a 28-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, were parking to make their delivery at 8 p.m. when the suspects approached brandishing a gun, cops said.They stole one of the victims’ iPhone as well as cash and some computer parts before fleeing, police said. No arrests have been email@example.com
A business at Haight and Webster streets was robbed Wednesday night, police said. Six black men, between the ages of 18 and 24, entered the business around 6:15 p.m. and were told by the 28-year-old merchant they were closed, cops said. One of the crooks pulled out a gun and threatened the victim while the others tied him up and robbed the store, police said. The victim wasn’t injured and no arrests have been made, cops firstname.lastname@example.org
The lawyer for a former SFPD cop accused of taking bribes for passing grades on a taxi test says don’t be so quick to judge him guilty. We were unable to get a comment in Thursday’s print edition, but here’s a quote from Paul Makaveckas' lawyer, Randy Knox:
A normal shift ended up being a work nightmare for a San Francisco taxi driver early Tuesday morning, as a would-be customer turned out to be an armed assailant, police said.The cabbie, a 54-year-old woman, was making a routine drop-off on the 100 block of Tucker Avenue in the Ingleside district when her passenger, a black male between 30 and 40 years old, took out a semiautomatic handgun and demanded her car keys and money.
A bank robbery suspect is on the loose after hitting a Chase Bank branch in San Mateo on Tuesday, according to police.Around 1 p.m., San Mateo Police said officers and detectives responded to the Chase branch at 1730 South El Camino Real for a robbery.No one was injured in the robbery, but the suspect walked off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
This brute didn’t have much of a getaway planned.A 40-year-old man in the hallway of a building in the 100 block of Turk Street was robbed by a 27-year-old man Wednesday at 1:28 a.m., police said. The hooligan pushed the man to the ground and held a knife to his neck and demanded money, cops said. The victim turned over his loot while the crook retreated to a room at the same address where he was found by the cops and arrested, police said.
District Attorney Kamala Harris announced Tuesday the sentencing of convicted identity thief Michael Scott Lewis to four years in prison. Lewis was sentenced after pleading guilty to 11 felony and four misdemeanor counts on charges that included identity theft, possession of personal identifying information, endangering persons while evading police and other related crimes, the District Attorney’s Office said.